Maloney calls on Republicans to repudiate Rush Limbaugh’s attacks on Sandra Fluke

Feb 29, 2012
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WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) issued the following statement reacting to the comments of Rush Limbaugh today:

“Today, in speaking about a hearing that members of Congress held last week Rush Limbaugh called a Georgetown University Law School student despicable names-- all because she was willing to stand up for a woman's right to access reproductive health care.

“I call on responsible leaders of the Republican Party to repudiate the kind of hateful speech displayed by Rush Limbaugh. This despicable attack on an honorable young woman is a new low in a season of lows. Anyone on the other side of the aisle-- in a chamber where people still refer to each other as ‘Gentlemen’ and ‘Gentlewomen’-- who stands silent signals by their silence approval of such language.

“If you wish to declare all-out war on women, then stand silently by and let this pass. Or you can call this man out for what he is and demonstrate that there is some honor left, even in politics.”